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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 10/15/2013

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 10/17/2013 8:30am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Minutes

Present: David Pattee, Chairman; Jeremiah Ross; William Hill; Stuart Green; Joseph Beres; Tina Miller; Wallace Perlman.

 

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

 

I.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES     -Minutes of October 1, 2013
                                -Site Walk Minutes, 10/7/13-A. Curry, 573 Redding Rd.

 

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of T. Miller, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 10/1/13 Meeting Minutes as amended:  Page 1,  add “Wallace Perlman” to “Present”; Page 2, second paragraph under “Deer Management”, change to “T. Miller revised the Town webpage information and will forward the revised draft version via email to the Commissioners.”

 

II.     REGULATORY

 

Application/Violation #12-02V, Ms. Pamela Daivs (owner), Peter Davis (agent), 724 Redding Road.   Earthmoving and deposition of woodchips, split wood, cut logs and branches in and around wetland soils to establish and stabilize property line (border) from wetlands.  Site Walk 1/5/13. Discussion 1/15/13; 2/5/13; 2/19/13; 3/19/13; 4/2/13.  Site Walk 4/14/13.  Discussion 5/7/13; 5/21/13; 8/6/13.  Site Walk 8/31/13.  Discussion 9/3/13; 9/17/13; 10/1/13.

 

D. Pattee spoke with Atty. Neil Marcus who reported that Mr. Davis has inquired about names of soil scientists and nurseries for possible consultation.  It was confirmed that Atty. Marcus is provided with a copy of the Agenda.  

 

Mr. Pattee will contact Commission Counsel to advise on further action.

 

Application #13-09, Ann Curry (owner), Tim Draper (agent), 573 Redding Road.  Received 10/1/13.  Discussion and possible vote on an application for replacement of a four-bedroom septic system in same area as existing and ite into barn/garage.  Site Walk 10/7/13.

 

Mr. Draper was present.  Site Walk findings were reviewed.

 

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of J. Ross, the Commission voted unanimously to approve Application #13-09.

 

III.    DEER MANAGEMENT

 

Discussion re the direction of the Redding Deer Management Program for 2013.  Discussion 8/6/13; 8/20/13; 9/3/13; 10/1/13.

 

The status of in-town and out-of-town registered hunters was reviewed.

 

IV.     CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

 

John MacLaren will attend an upcoming meeting to discuss recent survey plots.

 

S. Green will research the name of a potential trapper re: beaver dams at Saugatuck Falls Natural Area.

 

CACIWC Annual Meeting is scheduled for 11/16/13.

 

Rivers Alliance Fall Network Conference will be held on 11/21/13 from 9:00am-2:00pm at the Leir Center in Ridgefield.  J. Ross will be attending.

 

D. Pattee reported on the Saugatuck River Watershed Partnership meeting on 10/9/13 re: best management practices.  

 

On the motion of T. Miller and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:35 p.m.

 

Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly